Before Willy Wonka became the eccentric candy maker we know and love, he was a young boy with a passion for inventing and a dream of creating the world’s most delectable treats. “Wonka” takes us on a magical journey through his childhood, from his humble beginnings in a chocolate factory to his discovery of the mystical world of confectionery hidden beneath the streets. Along the way, he meets a cast of captivating characters, including the mischievous Oompa Loompas and the enigmatic Slugworth, who each play a role in shaping the man he will become.

Wonka Trailer


PG 13
Duration: 1hr 56min
Release Date: December 8, 2023 (USA)
Genres: Comedy, Family
Director: Paul King
IMDb: 7.1

Box Office Collection of Wonka

Budget: 125 million (Estimated)
Opening Weekend USA:
$18.3 million
Gross USA:
$43.2 million
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$57.6 million

Awards won by Wonka

Award ShowCategoryNominee(s)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA)Original Song — Sci-Fi/Fantasy FilmNeil Hannon, Simon Farnaby, Paul King, Timothée Chalamet (“A World of Your Own”)
Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA)Best Song – Onscreen Performance (Film)Timothée Chalamet (“A World of Your Own”)

Casts of Wonka

Timothée ChalametYoung Willy Wonka
Olivia ColmanMiss Beamish, Wonka’s strict and disapproving housekeeper
Sally HawkinsMrs. Bucket, Wonka’s kind and supportive grandmother
Rowan AtkinsonArthur Slugworth, a rival chocolate maker
Tom WaitsMr. Scraps, a mysterious scrap metal collector
Simon FarnabyGrandpa Joe, Wonka’s mischievous grandfather
Keegan-Michael KeyArthur Scrumptious, Wonka’s eccentric chocolate inventor
Hugh BonnevilleMr. Beane, the owner of the local chocolate factory
James CordenWilly Wonka (adult voice)

Writer and Director of Wonka

Paul KingDirector
Simon FarnabyScreenplay
Based on a story by Paul KingStory